A mixture of oil and balsam, consecrated and used for anointing at baptism and in other rites of Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches.
More example sentences
- Having been anointed with chrism, they would put their clothes back on and enter the church to participate in the Eucharist for the first time.
- The child is then anointed with chrism, a consecrated oil, and placed in a white baptismal garment.
- On Confirmation Day, the teenage candidates waited nervously for the questions the bishop would ask before anointing them with chrism.
Definition of chrism in:
- The US English dictionary